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Niger's outgoing president warns against 'fiddling' with constitution

Niamey - Niger is battling two jihadist insurgencies and a population explosion and, by a key UN benchmark, is the poorest nation in the world.

The story behind 'Oloture', Nigeria's Netflix sex-trafficking drama

Lagos - Clad soberly in a chequered knee-length dress, Tobore Ovuorie hardly seems as if she once walked the streets of Lagos in a revealing outfit and high heels.

Nigeria arrests journalist and opposition leader Sowore

Abuja - Nigerian authorities have arrested five activists who were organising a an anti-government protest, severely beating the most prominent of them Omoyele Sowore, his lawyer said Saturday.

Hundreds of Nigerian schoolboys released after six-day kidnap ordeal

Kankara - More than 300 Nigerian schoolboys seized in a mass abduction claimed by Boko Haram experienced their first full day of freedom on Friday after a nearly week-long ordeal.

Boko Haram releases video claiming to show kidnapped boys

Kankara - The Boko Haram jihadist group released a video on Thursday claiming to show schoolboys seized in a mass kidnapping in northwest Nigeria last week.

Boko Haram releases video claiming to show kidnapped students

Kankara - The Boko Haram jihadist group released a video on Thursday claiming to show schoolboys seized in a mass kidnapping in northwest Nigeria last week.

Nigerian kidnappings a sign of Boko Haram expansion, say experts

Lagos - Nigeria's dreaded Boko Haram has sounded a grim warning in claiming responsibility for a mass kidnapping in the country's northwest, analysts say.Hundreds of students were seized by gunmen last Friday from a school in Katsina state.

Boko Haram claims kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian students

Kano - Boko Haram on Tuesday claimed it was behind the abduction of hundreds of students in northwestern Nigeria, in what appears to be a major expansion of the jihadist group's activities into new areas.

ICC prosecutor wants full probe into Nigeria violence

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court's prosecutor said Friday she had enough evidence to open a full probe into ongoing violence in Nigeria by both Islamist insurgents and security forces.

Boko Haram claims Nigeria farm massacre as toll rises to 76

Kano - The Boko Haram jihadist group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a brutal massacre of farm workers in northeast Nigeria over the weekend as the death toll rose to 76.

Massacre in jihadist-ravaged northeast Nigeria kills at least 110

Maiduguri - At least 110 people were killed in a weekend attack on farm workers in northeast Nigeria blamed on jihadists, the UN humanitarian coordinator in the country said on Sunday, making it the deadliest raid on civilians this year.

Nigeria protesters retreat but vow to fight on

London - Young Nigerians who took to the streets to demand better governance are in shock after a brutal crackdown on their movement but say their resolve for change remains undimmed.

'Came to kill': survivor recalls Nigeria protest shooting

Lagos - She hasn't been able to sleep for a week and at first wanted just "to stay hidden".But this survivor of the shooting of peaceful Nigerian protesters at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos last week says she realised that she had to speak out.

What we know about Nigeria protest shooting

Lagos - Authorities in Nigeria's Lagos have begun a judicial inquiry into the shooting of peaceful protesters one week ago that unleashed chaos across Africa's biggest city.

Nigeria launches inquiry into Lagos protest shootings

Lagos - A judicial panel in Nigeria's biggest city Lagos on Tuesday began an inquiry into the shooting of peaceful protesters last week and broader police brutality that had sparked demonstrations and unrest.

Looting sweeps Nigeria as authorities struggle with unrest

Lagos - Nigerian authorities struggled to halt looting across the country on Sunday as crowds defied curfew orders to ransack government warehouses in the latest in a wave of unrest sweeping Africa's most populous nation.

Looters raid Nigeria food warehouse as unrest spreads

Jos - Several thousand people ransacked and looted a government food warehouse in central Nigeria on Saturday in the latest in two weeks of unrest sweeping over Africa's most populous country.

Police patrol Nigeria's Lagos after days of unrest

Lagos - Barricades and police checkpoints dotted the empty streets of Lagos Friday as authorities tried to restore order to Africa's biggest city, under curfew following days of violent unrest.

Police patrol Nigeria's Lagos after days of unrest

Lagos - Barricades and police checkpoints dotted the empty streets of Lagos Friday as authorities tried to return order to Africa's biggest city, under curfew following days of violent unrest.

Police patrol Nigeria's Lagos after president warns protesters

Lagos - Sporadic gunshots were heard in Lagos on Friday as security forces patrolled Nigeria's biggest city after days of unrest following the shooting of protesters that sparked condemnation at home and abroad.

Nigeria president warns protesters as unrest flares

Lagos - Nigeria's president has urged an end to unrest sweeping the country but avoided mentioning the police shooting of unarmed demonstrators that sparked international condemnation and unleashed chaos in Africa's biggest city.

Fresh unrest in Nigeria's Lagos after shooting of protesters

Lagos - Shots rang out and a prison was set ablaze as fresh unrest rocked Nigeria's biggest city Lagos on Thursday after the shooting of protesters that drew international outrage.

Nigeria's Lagos shut down after protest shooting

Lagos - Shops were shuttered and streets empty Thursday as Nigeria's largest city Lagos was locked down under curfew after unrest flared following the shooting of protesters.

Unrest in Lagos after deadly Nigeria protest shooting

Lagos - Buildings were torched in Nigeria's biggest city Lagos on Wednesday as authorities shut down the economic hub, after the shooting of peaceful protesters by security forces caused international outrage.

Nigeria protesters tell of 'terrible' shooting

Lagos - Nothing is left of the party atmosphere that filled the protest ground in the centre of Nigeria's biggest city Lagos -- except for broken glass and graffiti denouncing police violence.

Unrest in Lagos after deadly Nigeria protest shooting

Lagos - Buildings were torched in Nigeria's biggest city Lagos on Wednesday as authorities shut down the economic hub after the shooting of peaceful protesters by security forces caused international outrage.

Nigeria unrest spreads after shooting of protesters

Lagos - Buildings in Nigeria's main city of Lagos were torched on Wednesday and sporadic clashes erupted after the shooting of peaceful protesters by security forces sparked international outrage.

Nigeria unrest spreads after shooting of protesters

Lagos - Buildings in Nigeria's main city of Lagos were torched on Wednesday and sporadic clashes erupted after the shooting of peaceful protesters in which Amnesty International said security forces had killed several people.

Nigeria unrest spreads after shooting of protesters

Lagos - Buildings in Nigeria's main city of Lagos were torched on Wednesday and sporadic clashes erupted after the shooting of peaceful protesters in which Amnesty International said security forces had killed several people.

Nigeria in shock after deadly shooting of protesters

Lagos - Nigerians were in shock on Wednesday after a deadly shooting of peaceful protesters in the biggest city Lagos that Amnesty International blamed on security forces.
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Nigerian fans show their support at the Ellis Park soccer stadium in Johannesburg.
Nigerian fans show their support at the Ellis Park soccer stadium in Johannesburg.
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Shoppers at the Palms Mall  Lagos. Nigeria has a fast growing middle class in major urban centers
Shoppers at the Palms Mall, Lagos. Nigeria has a fast growing middle class in major urban centers
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An Occupy Nigeria protester holding a bullhorn at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto.
An Occupy Nigeria protester holding a bullhorn at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto.
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"Church of planks": sideview
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A panoramic view of event hall
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Young ones playing football on a major road in Lagos on Monday, first day of the nationwide strike against removal of fuel subsidy.
Occupy Nigeria protesters in Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square.
Occupy Nigeria protesters in Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square.
Sheik Umar Khan  the head doctor fighting an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has ...
Sheik Umar Khan, the head doctor fighting an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, one of a growing list of medical workers infected while battling to halt its spread across West Africa
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Lagos is green  thanks to the beautificaction project of Governor Babatunde Fashola
Lagos is green, thanks to the beautificaction project of Governor Babatunde Fashola
The breast cancer awareness photo exhibition attracted many art enthusiasts and other members of the...
The breast cancer awareness photo exhibition attracted many art enthusiasts and other members of the public in the Nigerian commercial city of Lagos
Ebola is one of the most virulent diseases known to man.
Ebola is one of the most virulent diseases known to man.
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Late Lloyd s mother participates at a women s meeting in her local church in Porthacourt
Late Lloyd's mother participates at a women's meeting in her local church in Porthacourt
Richard Odusanya links Obasanjo to death of Bola Ige
Richard Odusanya links Obasanjo to death of Bola Ige
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Most urban middle income Nigerian families provide water for themselves: This family has a well equipped with a water pump. Note the plastic storage tanks beside the well
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A map of of Nigeria with the states comprising the Niger Delta highlighted
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Women and children rescued from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram arrive at a camp for internal...
Women and children rescued from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram arrive at a camp for internally displaced persons in Yola, Nigeria.
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Nigerians at the popular Computer Village in Lagos on Saturday Jan 14
Nigerians at the popular Computer Village in Lagos on Saturday Jan 14
President Goodluck Jonathan speaking on January 8  2015.
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President Goodluck Jonathan speaking on January 8, 2015. (Screen grab)
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Dugbe "boutiques" claim their clothes are "brand new" but secondhand clothes dealers dispute the claim
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Digital Journalist Samuel Okocha on his computer
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